KAMPALA — The Ministry of Health has reported that there were no new cases recorded in the country out of the 555 samples that were tested on Saturday, April 11.
It is a good Easter present for the country as there is hope the infections curve will flatten.
For the third day in a row, Uganda has not recorded any new infections but at least confirmed the recovery and discharged four people who have been cured of the virus.
The development has reduced the active cases to 49 and with no reported death so far.
“All 555 samples tested today, were NEGATIVE for COVID-19,” the ministry said.
“The number of discharged patients is now 4 including the index case. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda stands at 53.
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The Prime Minister of Uganda, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda officially announced the discharge of three patients from Entebbe Grade B Hospital who were diagnosed with COVID-19.
“I want to appeal to the communities to warmly welcome the discharged patients and reintegrate them into the communities. These people have been properly treated and given the requisite tests and have been clearly declared healed. You have no reason not to reintegrate them into their communities” Dr Rugunda appealed to the public.
Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said all recovered patients must test negative twice in a 24 hour interval.
“The patients we are discharging today have spent 21 days in hospital. It takes time for the viral load to go down.”
“One of the COVID-19 confirmed cases, a mother delivered a baby at Entebbe Grade B Hospital last weekend. Both are both in stable condition. Her baby tested negative for COVID-19,” Dr Henry Mwebesa said, the Director General Health Services at ministry said.